Jack Bauer controls the american population

He influences the public, makes army personall torture detainees, makes republicans wistfully wonder about when they will have a real Jack Bauer, and all kinds of other crap! There is a whole article on it, try to follow the logic: all I got was "24 is fucking everything up in america"!

hmm… 

I will give it one thing: The show does make torture seem a bit normal and part of the day's (more like hour's) work. Whether or not some people can not differntiate between fact and fiction like 24, that is not the show's responsibility. Retarded people will always exist, and blaming their existance and behavior on the show they are imitating is clear and utter bullshit, otherwise we will have to cancel every drama there is on TV that may have some controversial elements in it that stupid people might imitate!

Or am I being a tad simplistic here? 

Comments

  1. I think the article makes good points. Especially when it comes to torture.

  2. John Cunningham says:

    Oh, come on, get a grip, a little torture never killed anyone. It’s Monday, 24 night, can’t wait.

  3. Set you free says:

    Does this mean teenagers are influenced by explicit lyrics in music?

  4. No people get influenced by it just like most arabs get influenced by terrorist videos.

  5. Yeah, sorry dude, I’d like to agree with you but in this case you’re being a tad simplistic. The show shouldn’t be so blithe about torture.

  6. I don’t think the show is that blithe about torture. Granted it takes place all the time on the show, but the show is designed to be the, “ticking-bomb” scenario in every episode. This suggests that it is used only when thousands of lives are at stake and time is off the essence. If it was used in different contexts like Jack Bauer investigating a murder, or random property crime, and then he started smashing knuckles to get the information he wanted I would agree that it treats torture blithely.

  7. Aardvark EF-111B says:

    Paradoxially, Controversially, does any noe remember Tom Viel ?

  8. I think the point the writer is making is not that the show should be censored for the morally questionable acts of its lead character, but that the writer finds it distasteful that many conservatives applaud such tactics and refer to Jack Bauer in a wistful way in their own writings and statements. I’m reminded of General Turgidson in “Dr. Strangelove,” saying, “Gee I wish we had one of those” when told about the Russian Doomsday Machine which will destroy all life on the planet if triggered by an American attack on Russian soil.

  9. A tad simplistic, yes, but not because the show will lead people to imitate Jack Bauer. What’s disturbing about 24 — or more specifically about its popularity — is that it reveals a large number of Americans now find torture acceptable, even entertaining. That can’t be a good sign in any society.

  10. Oh bullfeathers.

    Love 24 and I don’t find torture acceptable in the real world. It’s so damn over the top that who in the hell would believe it? You cannot even watch it unless you can suspend your intellect for any length of time. It’s less about ‘hey let’s watch some torture’ and more about ‘hey, what ridiculous plot line are they going to introduce tonight?’

    Like last year? A whole season about getting a tape to CTU. Death, destruction, bombs bursting in air and all he had to do was play the damn thing over his cell phone or upload it to the net. Or having his hoodie being an invisibility cloak to get onto that heavily guarded chartered jet. LMAO

    C’mon, it’s like eating potato chips.

  11. Hosni Mubarek says:

    Well JR, you’re smart enough to see through it, but unfortunately, many people in the US intelligence service believe 24.

    A few weeks ago, the three top interrogation officials in the US government (I believe two from the military and one from the CIA) flew to Hollywood unannounced and knocked on the producer’s door of 24.

    They said stop using torture on that show, because we have people throughout our ranks asking ‘why we can’t do it, when it’s on 24.’

    The exact wording can be verified, because the media covered the event. But clearly, the people in the government who deal with this, think the show is having an effect.

  12. Lutoklawski says:

    Y3ani said:
    “I think the point the writer is making is not that the show should be censored for the morally questionable acts of its lead character, but that the writer finds it distasteful that many conservatives applaud such tactics and refer to Jack Bauer in a wistful way in their own writings and statements.”

    Exactly.
    If you bothered to read the whole article you would probably get it too, SM;) It ends like this:

    “As escapism, 24 is riveting; as a parable for our time, it is revolting.”

  13. LaRoacha says:

    Jack Bauer is the new Chuck Norris,,,,,,,,,,,,,FEAR THE BITCHSLAP!!!!!!!!

  14. The American public is so crazy. They vote for actors and maniacs. There’s even talk about Al Gore running with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the next election. Insane. Totally insane.